Building for Life 12 - 2016 Edition
Integrating into the neighbourhood
Does the scheme integrate into its surroundings by reinforcing existing connections and creating new ones, while also respecting existing buildings and land uses around the development site?
2 Facilities and services
Does the development provide (or is it close to) community facilities, such as shops, schools, workplaces, parks, play areas, pubs or cafes?
3 Public transport
Does the scheme have good access to public transport to help reduce car dependency?
4 Meeting local housing requirements
Does the development have a mix of housing types and tenures that suit local requirements?
Creating a place
Does the scheme create a place with a locally inspired or otherwise distinctive character?
6 Working with the site and its context
Does the scheme take advantage of existing topography, landscape features (including water courses), wildlife habitats, existing buildings, site orientation and microclimates?
7 Creating well defined streets and spaces
Are buildings designed and positioned with landscaping to define and enhance streets and spaces and are buildings designed to turn street corners well?
8 Easy to find your way around
Is the scheme designed to make it easy to find your way around?
Street & home
9 Streets for all
Are streets designed in a way that encourage low vehicle speeds and allow them to function as social spaces?
10 Car parking
Is resident and visitor parking sufficient and well integrated so that it does not dominate the street?
11 Public and private spaces
Will public and private spaces be clearly defined and designed to be attractive, well managed and safe?
12 External storage and amenity space
Is there adequate external storage space for bins and recycling as well as vehicles and cycles?
Published by Nottingham Trent University: CADBE for the Building for Life Partnership
Copyright ©David Birkbeck and Stefan Kruczkowski 2016 ISBN 978-0-9550885-9-9
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